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Dec 27, 2012 10:00pm PST
testament by writing letters to these fledgling congregations in the cities of the greek east. >> paul alludes in a number of his letters to the message that he would have communicated verbally, probably. he emphasizes two things: on the one hand, very clearly the importance of the death and resurrection of jesus; on the other hand, he also emphasizes the... the importance of understanding the end time and the immediacy of the end time, and that one must be prepared for it. and the way one prepares for it is to be good. we find a lot of ethics in... in paul. and it's around this issue of how one... one lives in anticipation of the end time that's just around the corner, for paul. >> narrator: the death and resurrection of jesus lie at the very heart of paul's preaching, but it is a story that pre-dates paul and goes back to the first followers of jesus in jerusalem. >> ( dramatized ): joseph took the body and wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, and laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn in the rock. >> the movement that originated around jesus must have suffered a traumatic setb
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Dec 30, 2012 1:00pm PST
happening in the city below. i become absorbed in this atmosphere. >> this is home to predominantly kurds and arabs, and it seems most of them have caught pigeon fever. many shops in the city hosts auctions every evening. bidding starts at about two euros, but the finest birds can fetch thousands. >> the goods are carefully inspected, and much tea is consumed. the sign let's punters no exchanges are out. >> he is no gambler and is not convinced by the birds on offer tonight. >> the most i have ever paid for a bird is about 400 euros. >> the most expenve bds are the ones that can fly abroad and back. thousands of kilometers from here to germany or holland, for example. >> but pidgeon breeding in turkey is not always a peaceful pastime. knives or pistils are drawn during fights over the best birds. that is what brought on the shootings that the end of april, a fight which left one dead and two injured. there are aund 10,000igeo breeders here alone. the city's bazar = -- bazaar revolves around this pastime. it is where arif purchases jewelry for his beloved creatures. evening has fallen, and
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Dec 4, 2012 4:30pm PST
holiday landmarks in the city. and tom, the big board's tree is embroiled in a twitter battle for bragging rights as the city's best with another famous tree, the one at rockefeller center.. >> on my way to work this morning, i saw the tree by the new york stock exchange, and it looks pretty impressive. >> tom: we saw you putting ornaments on it. but the trees are tweeting? is that right? >> susie: not quite right, and those trees are a little too high for me to reach to put an ornament. that's "nightly business report" for tuesday, december 4. have a great evening, everyone, and you, too, tom. >> tom: good night, susie. we'll see you online at nbr.com, and back here tomorrow night. captioning sponsored by wpbt captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org
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Dec 5, 2012 4:30pm PST
fourth-quarter earnings. is this gloomy news from citi the beginning of other companies doing the same? suzanne pratt reports. >> reporter: 11,000 jobs are a lot of layoffs, even for a bank as huge as citi. and there could be more. that's because the monster firm is still struggling to recover from the great recession even though it has fired a lot of other workers in the last few years. the thing is, citi has a new c.e.o. in michael corbat, and experts say he's anxious to make his mark, even if that includes cutting staff. and the need to slim down is not ique to citi; it's indtry- wide. a financial industry runs into huge problems. it happened in the '30s, and it happened in the last five years. when you go through these periods, you go through a lot of change. that industry is now trying to figure out what is the right size of the industry. >> reporter: still, economists say citi's action today is not the start of a new wave of mass layoffs across corporate america. the nation's job market may not be robust, but it's not frozen, either. in fact, today, the payroll firm a.d.p. report
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Dec 6, 2012 5:00pm PST
caught in the middle. we have one man's story. >> reporter: people in the city mark the 40th anniversary of normalizing diplotic ties between japan and china. he remained in the city where he lived for 50 years. a china couple adopted and raised the japanese youngster. as an adult he worked for a railway company and eventually he became station master. >> translator: i couldn't have survived after the war if my foster parents hadn't taken me in and given me such good care. they were so kind. >> reporter: but watanabe never forgot japan. looking at the picture of mount fuji always pulled at his heart strings. before he moved to china he could see it from his house. so pictures of mountains also surge memories of home. finally, he was able to set foot on the land of his birth in 1988, watanabe visited japan with others displaced by the war. he hoped to reunite with his family. but with so little information about his parents, watanabe couldn't find them. even so he chose to return to japan for good. he and his chinese wife decided to live where his guarantor lived. watanabe was
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Dec 19, 2012 11:00pm PST
: you're in new york city for a speech at the manhattan institute. >> i did that last night and had some meetings on wall street, seeing them there later. >> rose: so what's your message about the british economy to manhattan institute as well as the mayor and wall street? >> well, the basic message is itaiis on for business. if you want to come and invest in a country that is dealing with its problems, cutting its business taxes, providing opportunities for companys to go britain is the place. i think we're doing better. >> rose: you do? >> i certainly do. >> rose: the numbers don't look like that. >> well, actually, look at the u.k. compared to many western economies, we are getting our deficit down, it's fallen by 25% in the last couple years. unemployment is falling. >> rose: falling? >> well, the last four- >> rosn t last year? >> it's fallen below 8% in the last year. and the last monthly fall was the largest single monthly fall of unemployment in over a decade. so we've still got a long road to go. it's a difficult road to walk. i've inherited a set of problems that many western e
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Dec 18, 2012 5:30pm PST
is a leader of integrity and skill. many see in him a future prime minister. around the city, you can see modi's pursuit of a so-called vibrant gujarat with an emphasis on foreign investment and development of public infrastructure. there is a new i.t. hub under construction on the outskirts and a major manufacturing park including a ford motor plant just breaking ground. >> people have more money. there's more business. the spending power that people have increased tremendously. >> reporter: this man's show room is booming. he credits gujarat's success to mooedy's efforts like a vibrant education sector, a new rapid transit bus system that is unclogging polluted city roads. >> all these things are there on the ground for 20, 30 years but what he did did work. >> reporter: on the streets, gujarat's from lawyers to plumbers mooedy is a hero. >> he's given us water, roads, everything. that's why people love him. he does what he says. also there are no allegations of corruption against mooedy. >> reporter: but for all of modi's popularity he is also one of the most polarizing figures in
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Dec 20, 2012 5:00pm PST
and opposition forces are fighting for control of the capital damascus, the northern city of aleppo and other places. officials with the u.n. office for the coordination of humanitarian affairs say there's no more safe areas where people can take fuge. they need help to feed people an treat the sick. the u.n. officials have made similar appeals but this year member nations only contributed 60% of what they asked for. >>> government and opposition forces have taken their fights to the golan heights. u.n. peace keepers in the area monitor the cease-fire between syria and israel. the security council decided on wednesday to extend the forces mandate by another six months. commanders have rotated units of 50 self-defense personnel through the mission since 1996. they have been responsible for transportation and logistics. japanese government officials say they will pull sdf members back next month because they are worried about safety. their mission was scheduled to wrap up in the leersd . >>> the leaders of india have agreed to work together. india's prime minister met with representat
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Dec 17, 2012 11:00pm PST
michael bloomberg. he's the mayor of new york city and he's also the co-chair of mayors against illegal guns. he's long been an outspoken advocate of gun control. he is now call on the nation's lawmakers to make reducing gun violence their top priority. here's what he said elier today at a city hall press conference. >> if the massacre in tucson wasn't enough to make our national leaders act, and if the more recent bloodshed in aurora, colorado, and oak creaks wisconsin, and portland oregon and other cities and towns wasn't enough, perhaps the slaughter of innocence at sandy hook elementary school will at long last be enough. millions of americans hope that is true. but it's not enough for us to hope. we have to speak up. we have made our voices heard and hold washington accountable for facing up to the epidemic of gun violence in our country. if this moment passes in to memory without action from washington, it will be a stain upon our nation's commitment to protecting the innocence innocent including our children. >> rose: i'm pleased to have mayor bloomberg back at this table
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Dec 17, 2012 5:30pm PST
-style weapons and they don't belong in the streets of our city. >> woodruff: we assess the public policy questions raised by the shooting about access to guns, mental health issues, and more. >> ifill: hari sreenivasan reports from newtown on a community in mourning. >> woodruff: and as parents around the country nervously dropped their children off at school today, jeffrey brown talks to a psychiatrist and a school psychologist about what to say and not to say in times of crisis. >> ifill: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and friends of the newshour. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: a holiday
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Nov 30, 2012 5:30pm PST
managed to reopen the road to the city's airport. the u.s. soldier accused of espionage in the wikileaks document dump has conceded he considered suicide after s arrest. private first class bradley manning was cross-examined today in a pre-trial hearing at fort meade, maryland. he admitted making a noose out of bed sheets before being sent to the u.s. marine corps brig at quantico, virginia. manning says his treatment there was so harsh, the charges should be dismissed. the military says manning was a suicide risk, so jailers kept him isolated and took away his clothes. the holders of half of that record powerball jackpot of $588 million came forward today in missouri. a 52-year-old mechanic, mark hill, and his wife cindy were introduced in dearborn, just north of kansas city. cindy hill said she couldn't believe at first that their ticket was a winner. >> i didn't have my glasses and i was thinking is that the right numbers, is that the right numbers. and i was shakingment and i called my husband. i said i think i'm having a heart attack. and i drove to my mother-in-law's house to let h
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Dec 19, 2012 5:00pm PST
female health worker and her driver were shot dead in northwest pakistan. in the nearby city of peshawar a male team member was killed. five anti-polio workers were ter killed on monday and tuesday. >> translator: i don't know what i should do. my mind isn't functioning. >> in a separate incident an 18-year-old woman who was supervising a vaccination campaign was shot dead on tuesday. in another attack a group of health workers were targets in a north western town on monday and three members of security forces accompanying them were killed. it's not clear who is behind the attacks. the taliban has denounced anti-polio campaigns. accusations condemn eed the attacks. >>> people have been dealing with widespread flooding in sri lanka. >> the rain has been in parts of northwest sri lanka. three days of severe wet weather had caused floods and landslides. it has left 20 people dead. thousands of houses are damaged. the floods also destroyed several,0 several thousand acres of rice patties. unfortunately, rain is not going anywhere. we anticipate rain to continue into the weekend and
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Dec 28, 2012 11:00pm PST
city, this is charlie rose. >> rose: master ricardo muti is here, one of the world's great conductors. he has lead some of the best orchestras including the vienna philharmonic, he is currently music director of the chicago symphony orchestra, critics and audiences alike have been dazzled and charmed by the intensity, the technique, the emotion that he and his musicians bring. here is a look at a performance of verdi's requiem. >> when you look at the journey of your life, from the violin, piano, goesing, conducting, is that the perfect sign of flow for someone who wants to lead a great orchestra? >> first i didn't want to be a sician. so the first quality, i mean the first, if you don't want something and you get it. and but i studied very seriously but fortunately-- . >> rose: what did you want to be, do. >> first my father was a medical doctor. we are five brothers. and he wanted one to be a doctor, one to be an architect, one to-- my profession was opposed to become a lawyer, that would have been a disasr, total disaster. so for reasons that are too long to explain, i became a mus
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Dec 24, 2012 10:00pm PST
received an unlikely ally, the city of oakland. city own barbara parker filed suited against the federal government. parker says oakland has already heavily invested in system to tax and regulate dispensaries. >> we laugh a great deal of time and energy and money setting up this system that is consistent with california law. and is a tragic way of the government's resources. >> but others say potash shops never should have been able to open 2349 first place. >> federal law, law of the land or is it law, that's the bottom line. >> carla lowe is citizens against legalization of marijuana. a lobbying group based in sacramento. pot is unsafe and ineffective. not a -- an 'digtive, dangerous drug. >> not a medicine. always been a joke, a cruel hoax, always has been, always will be. f.d.a. will never approved it for any product to be deemed a medicine. >> with the recent legalization of medical marijuana in washington and colorado national leaders are re-examining pot policies. the justice department soon expected to issue a response which now allow adults 21 and old tore possess up to one ounc
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Dec 11, 2012 5:00pm PST
as they come in. >>> now let's take a look at the extended weather forecast for selected cities around the world. >>> th story breaking to us this hour. the japanese government ha
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Dec 7, 2012 5:30pm PST
the capital city has intensified in the past week. the latest amateur video showed street battles and a car set afire by a rocket attack. the exiled leader of hamas khaled meshaal entered gaza today for the first time. it was, in part, a show of defiance after the militant group's latest clash with israel. we have a report narrated by jonathan rugman of "independent television news." >> reporter: he crossed the border from egypt with tears in his eyes. the leader of hamas setting foot on palestinian territory for the first time in 37 years. he had never been to gaza in his life but after kissing the tarmac apparently sobbing as he did so khaled meshaal said gaza had always been in his heart. there to greet him were the al qassam brigades. named after an arab rebel leader killed by the british in the 1930s. 80 years on the fight for self- rule isn't over. and thousands turned out to watch meshaal's cavalcade crawl through gaza city just days after a war with israel which left around 160 palestinians dead. >> the second was when i was recovering from poison. i consider today my third bi
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Dec 14, 2012 11:00pm PST
realized that i had to get out of new york city. it was too much stimulation all the time. d so i did. i moved d i movedo an island off the coast of rhode island. and that took some adjustment as well. >> i'll bet. >> rose: but prior to doing that and realizing the things that i needed to go to help, i went through the dod study that i think you could explain better as far as that medicine goes, this type of psychotherapy that helped me, incredibly. it doesn't get rid of ptsd. it helps you deal with it better, tnk about it more gicay, process it better. and i think those tools that you learn in this program plus maybe that medication. >> do you think you could explain to us a little bit about how your life has changed with therapy and what's different? >> well, now i recognize that, yes, i do have ptsd. and i'm not embarrassed about it any longer. but it caused me to think about these things that happen. for example, not just a horrifying event that took place but it was bizarre. and that was in the republican balance as in baghdad. i was there for a meeting with the force protect
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Dec 25, 2012 5:30pm PST
down near the southern city of shymkent. the dead also included seven crew members and 19 border guards. there was no immediate word on the cause of the crash, but kazakhstan has been plagued by heavy winds and snow in recent weeks. the long-time actor charles durning died monday at his home in new york. he came to be known as the "king of the character actors" in a 50-year career that spanned 5 broadway, the movies and television. along the way, he earned two oscar nomations. one was for his role as the corrupt governor in "the best little whorehouse in texas" in 1982. i and in "tootsie," he played the9 unwitting suitor of dustin hoffman, who was posing as a female soap opera star. charles durning was 89 years old. those are some of the day's major stories. a now, back to gwen. >> ifill: we turn to politics and part two of our look at upcoming elections.>g last night, i talked with newshour political editor christina bellantoni and shira toeplitz of roll call about hot senate contests. tonight, we continue our conversation. m welcome.o let's talk some more politics. i want to st
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Dec 28, 2012 5:30pm PST
they had shut down indiagate which is the central city landmark of india, that happened on a sunday, it did have the effect of creating a cat and mouse, a game between the police. the protestors were extremely angry for example that no one from the government had come out to address them on the saturday when they had been tear gassed and water canonned as they approached the president's residence. sos there a sense of a government that was tone deaf and wasn't hearing the people. and that just made them more enraged. so in many ways it was an invitation for them to come back. so yes, the crackdown not only angered people but i think generated a lot of heat, that said, on sunday, which were the especially violent, especially violent protests, the numbersere a lot fewer. >> suarez: well, you talk abt tone deaf politicians, have the nation's leaders heard the protestors now. are they responding in a different way? >> well, they're trying. the government has responded with what many governments often respond to in crisis management situation, commissions and inquiry, emotions are runnin
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Dec 27, 2012 5:30pm PST
glorious past. and some parts of the city bustle with holiday energy. but not far away: closed-up storefronts. and, further below the surface, this: a health clinic set up by the greek branch of the international aid group, doctors of the world to serve the country's newly poor. dr. nikitis kanakis is its director. >> brown: kanakis group, in fact, had to cut back some of its work in africa because of the needs at home. here in perama, unemployment tops 50% as the shrinking economy has crippled much of the local shipping industry. at the same time, the deeply indebted greek government has made dramatic budget cuts, including to health benefits. the combination has left many here without access to private or public care. and that's meant a stunning rise in disease and mortality rates. >> brown: economists, of course, speak of a different kind of necessary medicine: the kind a deeply indebted nation must take. the price for living and consuming well beyond its means for far too long. >> the medicine is necessary. it was, though, delivered very abruptly. >> brown: as a government eco
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Dec 26, 2012 10:00pm PST
turning point community programs in nevada city, which provides services for the county's mentally ill, including those who fall under laura's law, and many who don't. some of the patients, like 36- year-old jonathan maurer-- here for a long acting injection for his paranoid schizophrenia, and to meet with a psychiatrist-- resent being ordered to receive treatment. today maurer accepts voluntary treatment, for his paranoia; though he claims to have been mistreated previously. >> they gave me a catheter, and strapped me down naked on the hospital bed and then sedated me. they strip you of all your rights. i just don't see how they expect to logically assume that treating people with violence is going to cure violence. >> reporter: but debra simmons-- mother of a very disturbed son who gets treatment here-- praises laura's law and involuntary treatment for essentially saving his life. she didn't want his name used. >> he gets angry and agitated, doesn't sleep, doesn't eat, just goes through a whole cycle of events that just kind of spiral downward until he's become a concern to the socie
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Dec 21, 2012 10:00pm PST
sreenivasan. >> sreenivasan: the streets of egypt's second largest city were filled with clashing islamists and their opponents today. the groups confronted each other in alexandria. it was the eve of a final-round vote on a draft constitution that's backed by islamists and president mohammed morsi. supporters of morsi and protesters threw rocks at each other, and riot police intervened with tear gas. officials said at least 40 people were injured. it was unclear who started the fight. north korea has detained an american citizen, and says he confessed to unspecified crimes. he was identified today as kenneth bae, a korean-american tour operator from washington state. north korean state media said he entered the country, with a tour, on november 3. the north has detained five other americans since 2009. all were released, eventually. american leaders past and present paid tribute today to the late senator daniel inouye of hawaii. a cwd filled the national cathedral in washington for the service honoring the japanese- american who became a war hero and served in the senate more than 50 years
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Dec 24, 2012 9:00pm PST
republican legislature says he will introduce a bill that would allow the state to pay for secretly armed teachers in classrooms. ms. simpson packing heat. hey, it's show and tell. can we seeour glock nine? an elementary school student near salt lake city brought a gun to school saying he wanted to protect his friends. instead, he allegedly used it to threaten his classmates. as the good book say, get with it. train up a child, and when he is old, he will not depart for it. ready, aim, fire. for the child who has everything this season, how about body armor? a utah company named amendment two offers a new line of it for kids. mother jones magazine reports sales have tripled in one week. a massachusetts company is promoting the bullet blocker, a rugged computer backpack designed for work or play, made of the same materials used in bulletproof police vests currently on sale for the holidays for $199.99. on facebook, an outfit called black dragon tactical that sells vests and other combat gear sent this message. arm the teachers. in the meantime, bulletproof the kids. this market never close
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Dec 27, 2012 9:00pm PST
was sent from god to a city of galilee named..." >> narrator: every sunday, in every corner of the world... >> "...the virgin, betrothed to a man whose name..." >> narrator: ...people gather to hear a story. >> "...and the virgin's name was mary." >> narrator: for more than 2,000 years, that story has been told and retold. >> "...and to bear a son." >> narrator: along the way, each generation has found in its telling its own meaning and interpretation. >> "'...you shall call his name jesus...'" >> narrator: that story, of a man called jesus of nazareth, a man who became jesus christ, was originally told by his first followers... >> "'...and be called the son of the most high.'" >> narrator: ...and then retold in accounts by later believers in the gospels. >> "the gospel according to st. luke." >> narrator: so began the building of a religion. now it is our turn, with the help of scholars and historians, theologians and archaeologists, to return to that time and use our best efforts to understand that story... of a man born in obscurity in whose name a faith was made. >> narrator: w
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Dec 3, 2012 5:00pm PST
cities have to weed through the crowds in the morning rush hour. kim does that in seoul every day. he gets on the subway with a chart weighing 50 kilograms. he's 73 years old. kim earns around $600 a month delivering parcels all over the city. >> translator: this job means a lot to me financially. i will have to find another one if i lose it. >> reporter: elderly who live in urban centers provide a lot of similar services. they say they're happy just to have a job. south korea introduced the public pension system 13 years ago. people who paid into it for at least ten years receive a pension. but just under a third of the population age 65 and above have managed to contribute. they earn an average of about $275, but most have to keep working. some elderly live in rural areas and are pushed to their limits. this is the intensive care unit for people struggling with pesticide abuse. it launched last year in response to growing elderly patients trying to end their lives by drinking the poison. doctors say 95% of the patients arrive after attempting suicide. >> translator: it used to be ra
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Dec 6, 2012 5:30pm PST
turmoil; trims to social programs to solve the fiscal crisis; sea level rise in a virginia city; diplomatic movement on syria and a path to high school graduation. but first, the other news of the day. here's hari sreenivasan. >> sreenivasan: the death toll from a typhoon in the southern philippines climbed to more than 370 today. nearly 400 others are still missing since the storm hit tuesday. rescue workers in the hardest- hit compostela valley province battled surging flood waters again today, to reach survivors. most of their homes were demolished, along with just about everything else. >> ( translated ): since i was born, this has never happened here. when i came back here yesterday, i cried because of what i saw. you can see our hills, everything is gone. 100% of the crops are gone. >> sreenivasan: the typhoon is now swirling over the south china sea. it's expected to break up by the weekend. washington state is now the first state in the nation where recreational use of marijuana, by adults, is legal. the new law was approved by voters last month, and took effect at midni
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Dec 26, 2012 5:00pm PST
already in service. the trip between the two cities will take about eight hours instead of the current 20 1/2 hours. china says it developed the high-speed train line on its own. based on the technology used by japan's train. the launch of the new service expands china's high-speed railway to more than 9300 kilometers. officials plan to extend it to 16,000 kilometers by 2020. the chinese government temporarily suspended construction of high-speed train lines after 40 people died in a two-train collision last year. but it has resumed construction with the aim of helping correct economic disparities between the coastal areas and shoring up the economy. questions remain about the safety of high-speed railways. >> translator: it's good to be fast as well as safe but safety should be given priority. >> reporter: many ministry officials stress that they reinforced safety measures. these include reducing maximum speed to 303 kilometers per hour for the time being. 50 kilometers per hour slower than the trains are capable of. nhk world. >>> populous, prosperous, pushing ahead. china's wealth b
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Dec 27, 2012 11:00pm PST
finished at midnight every night. but we rely on suppliers from all over the country and new york city also and they give us -- >> rose: everybody here has a passion for food, fair? you could not be the best -- >> yes. >> rose: and is there a passion to please? >> absolutely. if you don't this passion forget it, don't go in this work. >> rose: man, man, man, man. why? >> well, it was tradition, i'm trying to change the tradition now. it's changing slowly. i think if you go into their kitchens you'll see women and they're coming up through the ranks. >> rose: you see more and more female chefs in the kitchen? >> yes, and they work very, very hard, as hard as a man. when they become a chef the pressure might be a little bit too hard you become a chef when you're 30 or around that age and a woman may want to get married or have children so it scrambles a bit the career. >> but that's not always the case. (laughter) >> rose: i know this sounds naive. do you cook every meal? are you there just watching? >> i watch. i cook many of them but definitely we have a lot of help. >> rose: but just the m
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Dec 16, 2012 8:30am PST
. >> hinojosa: so you grew up on the upper west side of manhattan. >> yes. >> hinojosa: new york city. and in, you would say, what, a traditional chinese family, relatively traditional? >> yeah, with a mom and dad. my parents came over in the 1970s as part of the... you know, the open door act that sort of let more educated immigrants in, and a lot more people from asia. and then they came here, and they had three little babies, bump, bump, bump, that's me, my sister, and my brother. >> hinojosa: by the way, j, f, k. >> it's true. my name is jennifer, my sister's name is frances, and my brother's name is kenneth. and if you take our initials, it spells jfk, which my parents like to say is the airport that they landed at when they came to america. >> hinojosa: when you were growing up, did you have this kind of constant critical perspective of, "what is the food that i'm eating as a chinese firstborn in this country," versus, "what is the food that's being eaten in my upper west side new york city neighborhood," and kind of this... or were you just like, "you know what? i'm a new yorker," o
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Dec 12, 2012 5:30pm PST
will be the first major american city to replace all city-owned cars with electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles. the program announced today calls for completing the switch by 2025. the city also plans to phase in fire trucks and other heavy vehicles that run on compressed natural gas. officials said they're asking auto makers to create plug-in hybrid police cars, which don't yet exist. retiring u.s. senator joe lieberman said goodbye to th senate today, with an appeal for principled compromise. he warned that gridlock is preventing progress on a host of problems. lieberman ran as the democratic vice presidential nominee in 2000. all told, he spent 24 years in the senate, first as a democrat, and since 2006, as an independent. a pantheon of music legends takes the stage tonight in new york, raising money for those hit hardest by hurricane sandy. the program for the "12-12-12" concert includes paul mccartney, bruce springsteen, the rolling stones, kanye west and alicia keys, among many others. the concert and telethon could reach two billiopeople on raio and.v., in movie theaters
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Dec 26, 2012 4:30pm PST
at month over month performance, the 20 city index fell 0.1% from september to october. still, s&p is optimistic about housing activity in the new year. >> 2013 should be a good year for housing, we're going into the year with a whole lot of momentum, we've seen very strong housing starts, very strong construction in 2012 but even with that strength construction is still way below where it should be and we have a lot of lost ground to make up. >> susie: david blitzer also expects home prices to continue to improve through the end of next year, and he bieves that rebound in prices will help he u.s. economic recovery. still ahead, the outlook for stocks in 2013, we're joined by wayne kaufman, he's the chief market analyst at john thomas financial. president obama is due back in washington tomorrow, cutting short his hawaiian holiday vacation. he will be meeting with congressional leaders for one last push to prevent the economy from falling over the fiscal cliff next week. no specific bill is on the schedule in the senate or the house, and house republicans haven't yet called their m
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Dec 11, 2012 5:30pm PST
east. and inside syria, rebels captured a second major military base near the northern city of aleppo. new details have emerged from south africa on the health of former president nelson mandela. the government announced today that military doctors are treating him for a recurring lung infection. mandela is 94 years old. he's been hospitalized since saturday, but officials said he is responding to treatment. an investigation of paying pro football players for causing injuries took a sharp new turn today. the man appointed to hear appeals, former nfl commissioner paul tagliabue, voided the suspensions of four current and former new orleans saints. tagliabue said actions by team coaches and others had contaminated the case. he did agree that three of the players should be fined. those are some of the day's major stories. now, back to ray. >> suarez: cairo is the scene of mass rallies again tonight. demonstrators on both sides of the upcoming referendum are on the streets of the capital. their refrain was "bread, freedom and sharia" or islamic law from supporters of president mohammed mo
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Dec 9, 2012 10:00am PST
honors a vision of the virgin mary reported near mexico city in the year 1531. thousands of tholics travel each year to he basica built there in her name. also on our calendar this weekend, catholics observe the feast of the immaculate conception when they celebrate the belief that mary, the mother of jesus, was proceed served from the taint of original sin all of her life. buddhists mark bodhe day when they believe he attained enlightenment and reached a state of nirvana. according to tradition he did so sitting under the tree. finally, hanukkah begins this weekend when jews light their hanukkah lamps. the holiday recalls the victory of the soldiers over the asyriai greek king. we speak with suzanne bronstein, curator of the jewish museum in new york about the collection of hanukkah lamps, the largest in the world. >> the rabbis associated a miracle with the holiday. that when the ancient soldiers came to rededicate the temple in jerusalem and they lit the menorah in the temple, they only have one thing of oil to burn for one day, burn it burned for eight. that's why we call it the
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Dec 24, 2012 4:30pm PST
year's eve at work-- if not resolving the fiscal cliff, at least trying to avoid the blame. darren gersh, nbr, washington. >> susie: going over the fiscal cliff will not only have an impact on the national level, it will also hit states and eventually cities. if lawmakers fail to reach a deal before january 1, the cliff's across the board spending cuts and tax increases will impact how much money states get from the federal government. ruben ramirez reports from washington. >> reporter: we all know the numbers. failing to reach a deal by january 1 will result in $109 billion in automatic cuts to federal spending. and while that's a big number, what matters most to states and municipalities is the small print, detailing just where those cuts will happen. and standard & poors' gabe pettek says those details could still be months away. >> even if the policymakers in washington, d.c., resolve the immediate issue before january 1 or shortly thereafter, we think there are going to be several details related to the administration of tax policy and the way the federal government spends mon
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Dec 25, 2012 11:00pm PST
communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> charlie: charles dickens the great british writer was born in 1812. his 200th birthday is being celebrated including at new york's morgan library. >> on assignment for charlie rose at new york's museum of library and museum. peepierpont morgan was an averae collector of dickens. the museum holds the largest collection in america. we are joined by dr. the curator and department head of literacy and historical manuscripts at the morgan library. >> here we are in mr. morgan's study. we're looking at the first installments of david copperfield. one schilling would have got you your monthly part. and here is the beginning part of the booklets and it is just page after page after page of advertisements for books and pills and remedies and all kinds of things. here you have the original illustrations that accompany each part separated by tissue, of course, so they didn't smudge each other. here's the very first page of the narrative, whether i turn out to be tero of mywn fe or whether that station will be held by anybod
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Dec 19, 2012 5:30pm PST
the day. under the ever-watchful eye of president assad, reading lessons for children in a city, a country at war with itself. what kind of things are these little girls seeing beyond the school gates? >> ( translated ): we as educators don't support one side or the other. our concern is for the child to learn. so we keep the school open and help with their fears. we can't do as much as before, but the key thing is to try and deal with their anxiety. joarpt up down, left, right, 2, 3, 4-- out in the playground it's a p . e. lesson, exercises including run to the wall and back. here, the running is for fun, but beyond the school walls, a smell or moar can la anywhere, any time. running can be a matter of life and death. for obvious reasons, the killing of small children and teachers in and around school buildings is pretty near the top of the news agenda at the moment, so it is in this educational district and the one next door alone, in the past two weeks, 35 children and two teachers have been killed. the security building next to the school was car bombed recently, leaving a staf
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Dec 3, 2012 4:30pm PST
.," chicago. >> susie: meanwhile, ford is going all out to rev up its upscale lincoln brand. the company is re-naming the division, "the lincoln motor company". it's not a separate company, but a separate brand from ford's mainstream models. at an event in new york city's lincoln center, ford introduced the new lincoln mkz sedan, one of four luxury, and fuel efficient models coming out over the next four years. >> no oneffers a car that's more fuel he fishant than the this hybrid no one offers a vehicle with the kind of craftsmanship and beautifully skimp find interior that we val. and when you drive it, it's going to be as fun to drive as a bmw but as quiet and comfortable at a lexus. >> susie: this is ford's latest campaign to stage a comeback for lincoln. when i talked to the c.e.o. alan mall ally i asked him if this is his last push to save the brand. >> we haven't focused on lincoln over the last few years because we had these other luxuryrands. i think this is almost a beginning because now everybody knows that what ford did with ford, and now they all know ford is going to
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Dec 7, 2012 4:30pm PST
anxiety in the labor market. the big fear for many individuals and for investors is that companies are going to start laying off workers. we saw this week that cities he annnced 11,000 job cuts, is this the beginning of a trend, mark. >> no, susie, i don't think so. if washington can reasonably address the fiscal issues and i'm still confident that they will ultimately get it together. there will be a fair amount of -- but at the end of the day they'll get it together. if they're able to do that when we get into next spring, i do think we're going into much better shape. businesses will get it back and certainly investor will be happy about that. by this time next year i think we should see a much better job market because the housing whichs alrdy sarting to turn should be in full swing. so no, i don't think businesses are going to pull back. the only reason they would is if washington completely because this. at this point i don't think that's going to happen. >> susie: how do you think the federal reserve is going to read in today's jobs report. they're meeting on tuesday as you
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Dec 17, 2012 5:00pm PST
delivered speeches in eight cities surrounding the capitol seoul. half the nation's voters live in the region. >> translator: i hope to be in a country where 75% of people will be able to identify themselves as middle class. i hereby make a commitment to bringing this about. >> reporter: the main opposition democratic united party stopped in several locations to broadcast his message. moon blamed outgoing president for worsening people's standard of living. >> translator: the ruling party has gathered its members from the privileged class. if par became president, the honor would be handed over. i would change this dynamic. >> reporter: it's giving park narrow lead but the race is counting down to election day. syria's vice president has suggested that bashir assad's forces will be unable to win the civil war in his country. he spoke to the newspaper in an interview published monday. the vice president said a military or political solution to the conflict becomes less likely day by day. twompblts. >>> two explosions in afghanistan have unscored the security. a government spokesperson s
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Dec 21, 2012 11:00pm PST
for the hour next. captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> rose: quentin tarantino loves all kinds of movie, but the spaghetti western has long been his favorite. he said when he would finally make one it would be in the sergio carbochy universe. now teeno has helmed a spaghetti western set against backdrop of american slavery. it is called "django unchained." here is the trailer. >> good, cold evening gentlemen. i'm led to believe the specimen i came to acquire. ♪ when i hear the trumpet sound ♪ >> what's your name? >> django. >> and you're exact let's one i'm looking for. >> hey, stop talking to him. >> calm down. i'm simply a customer ting to conduct a transaction. >> last chance fancy pants. >> very well. ♪ ♪ >> you kill people and they give you a reward. >> they are big on the reward. i need your help. i'm looking for the brittle brothers. i don't know what they look like, but you do, don't you? >> they got my wife and they sold her but i don't know who took her. >> that means we visit every plantation u
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Dec 17, 2012 9:00pm PST
crumbling infrastructure. it -- >> this city alone, where we'r sittg, new york cityneeds $50 billion to repair from the hurricane. >> once you get it rolling, there is plenty of stuff to do. so the notion that we don't have things that need to be done that could employ lots of people from very low-skilled people to more middle and high-skilled people, that's just a myth. >> there was a poll just the other day that you probably saw. something like half of all republicans believe that the 2012 election was stolen for obama by a gro called acorn, ich was --hichent out of busiss severalears ago. it doe't even ext. i mean, they just believe these conspiracy theories. and they circulate without barrier, because nobody will say anything to disagree with it. and if you hear the same propaganda over and over and over again, eventually you're going to start to believe it. >> there's this tremendous amount of brainwashing that goes on. and i don't understand how it happens. people convince themselves, you can understand it more in the public companies, because these guys have to get up and tell
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Dec 10, 2012 5:00pm PST
field near the city. >> iraq is new market. it's booming for oil and gas. i see the risk. they're so nice. >> reporter: security remains precarious since the start of the 2003 iraq war. a string of terrorist attacks rock the country after the last u.s. troops pulled out a year ago. three major ethnic and religious groups are still jostling for control of political power, territory and all revenues. >>> north korea has announced it will extend the period for iraq's oil men minister has set an ambitious target. launching what it calls a >> translator: we welcome companies and want to show them what they can do to develop basra. >> reporter: iraq is now in a better position to attract investment with neighboring iran conquered by sanctions on its nuclear program. satellite carrying rocket by one it has overtaken iran to become the second largest opec producer. there's no doubt the energy sector hold the keys to iraq's reconstruction and the world energy supply. >> that's the latest in business headlines for this hour. here is a look at markets in the region. >>> they've told u.s. agenci
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Dec 23, 2012 12:30pm PST
relaxed laws. we have the toughest gun laws in the city. it did not do much to cut down on the violence. it took a lot of police to do it. >> go on the internet. google gun-control and see what you come up with. statements from the founding fathers about our guns. toward washington. -- george washington. try to stop gun sales in this country, you will run into a series of roadblocks. >> austria h a ms kling inhe mid-1990s and they passed a severe loss where all existing guns had to be turned in. the government bought them back. after a certain date if they were in your home, you were arrested. they have had a decrease in crime and suicide, which is an interesting development. it seems to me, you either have to go that route, which you cannot in the u.s. -- gun ownership in australia was 5% of households. gallup has shown is 47% here. we he the second amendment and the history back to washington. given that we are a different culture, the kinds of laws that we pass are almost always an effective as a result, because there are 300 million weapons out there today. unless you recall them th
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Dec 18, 2012 10:00pm PST
changes the public opinion of gun ownership? >> if we can ban super sized soda in new york city, i think we can do this. >> i do have a cynicism in me that says, you know, if we lose momentum we're going to be footnoted to the next horrible tragedy that unfolds. a month from now, two months from now. i hate that feeling. it's really cynic and a horrible thing to think. but it seems like that'ssortf been the pattern over the last several years. >> i support responsible gun ownership. i've gone to firing ranges. i've fired guns. i don't own a gun. i would be happy to listen to responsible gun owners as well. i don't support banning all guns. just weapons that can just keech shooting and shooting and shooting. >> and i feel the same way. i grew up learning to shoot with my father. it's one of the few things we did together. >> the fact is we need to start enforcing laws we have. we need to make stronger laws. particularly regarding these high-powered weapons. that are brutally efficient at killing people. because there's no need for civilians to have those. i don't think we need to ban guns
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Dec 14, 2012 4:30pm PST
in front of his dealership was not as clean as he thought it could be. >> the city street sweepers didn't come often enough so he bought his own street sweeper and has one of his staff people take care of that frequently. it is a be bit extreme i know that but at some lel it has to register with his customers and pay him back in many, many ways, as i travel the world i love spotting examples of great customer service and hospitality, such as the coffee shop who writes, enjoy with whip cream on the top of a the bellman who goes to a neighboring hotel to find a foam pillow for me. the water dish for pets outside a bakery in our neighborhood. none of these is going to win a major business prize, but they do this: they separate themselves from the competition and give us a reason to keep coming back. i don't know what business you are in, but i know lots of other people speak and write like i do, am always looking for ways to offer something that others do not. ask your staff, ask your customers, what's our version of street sweeping? i'm lou heckler. >> finally tonight, the story we h
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Dec 2, 2012 8:00am PST
hacked to rubble, cities stripped. at night, the sea, barbaric bellows stifled, sprawls outside the window, framed like a dark, unruly landscape. behind us is a darker kind of dark: i watch your eyes for signals. the music makes a pause for prophecy: 'tomorrow, off-shore breezes and warmth to each other's warmth,' we do not listen." >> that was how long ago? >> 1968. >> you had been married -- >> we had been married 18 years, at that point. >> how does love change from then to now? >> it's more profound and more essential. it was very strong right from the beginning. we met on the first day of french class at northwestern university in 1946. and we've been together ever since. >> she became a playwright, didn't she? >> she was a playwright. and her plays have been produced about 60 times in mostly new york and los angeles. and i precte her woron m poet and other things i wre. she is a wonderful critic. four years ago, she had a stroke. and that kind of put an end to her writing. so that was a very sad thrust. >> i'm curious as to this poem, "this year's valentine." where did that co
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